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    practical experience, FTW Atani's Avatar
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    Glass House Press / Alacan Publishing

    Here's another new small publisher. Certainly their website lacks a great deal of information, and they only reference 1 book to be published (I suspect by the owner perhaps?).

    Anyway, anyone know anything about these guys? I'm highly suspicious of ALL new and small publishers these days...

    http://www.glasshousepress.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atani View Post
    Here's another new small publisher. Certainly their website lacks a great deal of information, and they only reference 1 book to be published (I suspect by the owner perhaps?).

    Anyway, anyone know anything about these guys? I'm highly suspicious of ALL new and small publishers these days...

    http://www.glasshousepress.com/
    I sent a query and synopsis off for the hell of it. I'll let you know what happens. It looks like a new company that is utilizing Barnes and Noble, Borders, and Amazon. The owner and managing editor of the company is Carrie White, not Richard Aaron.

    Last edited by The Gunshark; 01-28-2009 at 02:17 AM.
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    Not much to go on here, and it's probably another POD outfit. I will say that it appears as though they are taking it nice and easy--synopsis only, staying within a few selected genres, and one book out so far. That, I think, is at least the proper way for a small press to begin. I did very much like their lead title--The Guantlet. Some nice reviews, good cover art, and good pitch. Now, if they are highly selective, good with editing, and push their titles, all the better start for them.

    I wrote a general email to them asking some questions. Let you know.

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    Under $12 for a 500 page book is low enough that it may well be offset printed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by triceretops View Post
    Not much to go on here, and it's probably another POD outfit. I will say that it appears as though they are taking it nice and easy--synopsis only, staying within a few selected genres, and one book out so far. That, I think, is at least the proper way for a small press to begin. I did very much like their lead title--The Guantlet. Some nice reviews, good cover art, and good pitch. Now, if they are highly selective, good with editing, and push their titles, all the better start for them.

    I wrote a general email to them asking some questions. Let you know.

    Tri
    It does not sound like they have a POD operation going. They are running through MidPoint Distributors and supposedly have listings at Barnes and Noble, Borders, and Amazon.com.

    Let's keep an eye on these people, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veinglory View Post
    Under $12 for a 500 page book is low enough that it may well be offset printed.
    Where did you see $12? I saw amazon's price of 17.13. At least the numbers are low there.

    Tri

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    Hmmm. You'e right. I must have mis-read it somehow.
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    They're distributed by Midpoint, so they're not POD

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    From the website:

    After having struggled for years in various (non-fiction) publishing, editing, and production positions, Carrie [White] stumbled across a fiction manuscript that deserved a better chance than it was receiving.


    At least she's got some industry experience/connections, which a lot of new presses don't seem to have.

    And, yeah, they've got one book coming out in March, so they're not trying to be everything to everybody. (That is, not dipping their toes into every genre out there.)


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    Thanks everyone for your input. Maybe these guys will grow and become a good small publisher. Here's hoping!
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    Overall I'd say they look promising
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    I'd agree. Kind of rare when you see one of the little guys starting off on the right foot. Points for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triceretops View Post
    Where did you see $12? I saw amazon's price of 17.13. At least the numbers are low there.

    Tri
    According to Amazon, their first release, Gauntlet, is a hardcover, so the $17 Amazon price is just about right.

    I went ahead and sent them a query and synop...figured what the heck.
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    Ah, now that's a good price for a hardback.

    +Score:

    Limited genres
    First lauch--low-price hardback
    distribution
    Great cover art
    No author mill tactics.

    So far, so good.

    Yeah, I broke down too, David. Let's see wuss up with these lil cretins. Oops, I mean nice little puppy, nice little puppy. Strokes and offers treats.

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    $17 is for both the hardback and the paperback editions, which is odd.
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    I didn't see a paperback edition...Hmmm, maybe I wasn't looking hard enough.

    EDIT: Oh, I found it. Paperback is listed at $16.95. Hardcover $17.13 (normal cover is shown as $25.95). That is odd.
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    I met Carrie White when she was over in London last year. Glass House are just starting out but are a genuine company.

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    does anyone know response time for submissions? Thanks
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    I sent two synopsis about 28 days ago. No reply, but it's early yet.

    Tri

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    Cool

    I sent a query this morning (10 am ish) for the heck of it and received this email at 7:30pm


    Hi Christina, congratulations, I’m intrigued. <g> Unfortunately, Glass House is full up with three new titles for 2010, and I’m not taking on any new manuscripts at this precise moment. We might, however, be looking for something to come in for the last quarter of the 2010 schedule, and we’re always happy to court new authors for our stable. Please send along a longer synopsis with specifics on plot threads (ie, what do the characters actually do, what’s the end game, what’s the final point of the book?), and the first 50 pp of your manuscript. I can’t make any promises about getting to it soon, but I would like to take a look.

    Im still holding out hope that one publisher in particular that already has my full will accept but I don't think it would hurt to send off the 50 pages to Ms. White.

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    I'm in the same boat as Tri...been waiting a month or so.
    If I had a signature, you'd be reading it right now.

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    Thought you guys might be interested that Glass House approached an author on Authonomy.

    http://www.authonomy.com/Profile.asp...3-c4ec535e3afb

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    Glass House Press charges at least some authors "a flat fee" for editing.

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